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    Roon, is it just me?

    My take from the experieces described here is that Roon, in an attempt to sell more software and realizing that many folks did not want to mess around with computers saw an opportunity to do so by creating a plug and play box.
    If they can sell that box, they must have concluded, they are getting an additional source of revenue from the hardware. But Roon is not a hardware company. I bet that they outsource the machines to third party vendors and Roon has little or no control for the quality of all components.
    And of course, Roon, being a software company was not prepared to deal with the bigger headache of hardware issues.
    I personally don't see the value proposition from these Nucleus products. They are not cheap. For about the same money, one can buy a full fledge PC with much more powerful processors built by companies that are in the hardware business and will stand by their products. These PCs can do stuff what these nucleus machines cannot do (like running HQP with procesdor-hungry DSP filters).

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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    I'm using a Small Green Computer I5 Sonictransporter as my Roon server....so far so good.

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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    The proposition of Nucleus, according to Roon COO, is that some audio customers need a turnkey Roon solution that can be purchased from audio dealers, because they need someone to setup the Roon Core computer for them. It is public information that Nucleus is a 7th generation NUC, with a custom fanless chassis, along with Nucleus edition of Roon OS software that is tuned for fanless operation and adds a few automation features.

    For Roon users who are capable of dealing with computers, the standard Roon OS software ROCK is free (but you still need a Roon license for it). That's why I always tell people to use a NUC8i7BEH with fanless chassis to run ROCK.
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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    The proposition of Nucleus, according to Roon COO, is that some audio customers need a turnkey Roon solution that can be purchased from audio dealers, because they need someone to setup the Roon Core computer for them. It is public information that Nucleus is a 7th generation NUC, with a custom fanless chassis, along with Nucleus edition of Roon OS software that is tuned for fanless operation and adds a few automation features.

    For Roon users who are capable of dealing with computers, the standard Roon OS software ROCK is free (but you still need a Roon license for it). That's why I always tell people to use a NUC8i7BEH with fanless chassis to run ROCK.
    So nucleus is like a bycicle with training wheels...

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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberist View Post
    I'm using a Small Green Computer I5 Sonictransporter as my Roon server....so far so good.
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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    I still love my Roon Nucleus Plus. It sounds amazing, I have had minimal glitches since I purchased it almost two years ago, it works perfectly with the MSB Renderer V2 and Pro USB Modules and it has plenty of computer power and memory to handle my large music catalog. And it cost a fraction of some of these other audiophile servers. What more could I ask for?

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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    No issues here running multiple endpoints.

    ďthe Nucleus+ď is an indicator to me based on some past experience. Iíve went the NUC/Linux route and it has been very stable.
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    Re: Roon, is it just me?

    It can be a good idea to run MemTest86 on any computer if not sourcing your hardware from a vendor that already does that for you, or if changing RAM modules. If you purchase RAM direct, it's better to order from one of the super-reliable reputable manufacturers or brands. There are reputable manufacturers and brands that unfortunately have less reliable RAM.
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